financial repression occurs when governments attempt to inflate their debt away

What is Financial Repression?

It sounds ominous, but financial repression occurs when governments attempt to inflate their debt away.  While it may benefit the government, it can be challenging for individuals and investors seeking higher returns on their savings because interest rates cannot keep up with inflation. Investors might turn to equities in search of higher returns, potentially driving […]

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Evolving with the market

Evolving With The Market

A hot topic of discussion lately has been changes in market environments and their impact on investment strategies, especially regarding interest rates and inflation. Today, I thought I’d take a look at this problem from a data-driven perspective. It’s no secret that, when left unaltered, the performance of a trading strategy will  deteriorate over time. […]

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Mean Reversion Questions Answered

Let us help you answer some mean reversion questions. At The Chartist, we preach strategy diversification. That is, using a variety of trading strategies to smooth or accelerate the overall performance of portfolios. Most people understand momentum-based systems. Today I wanted to address a few points of confusion around our mean reversion-based strategies. First of […]

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Probability

Probability Trading

Today we are going to look at my least favorite branch of mathematics… Probability…. Probability has a way of turning a seemingly simple problem into a downright confusing mess. But its importance in trading is both crucial and obvious. An important part of trading is keeping your expectations in check, and a misunderstanding of probability […]

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Trading the US Market

Trading the US Market

I often talk about trading the US market. For those who have never traded the US market and are unsure about how to facilitate it we’ll take a look at some of the basics to shed some light on the process. What broker can I use? I use two brokers depending on the strategy and […]

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Equity Growth Pathways

I talk about equity declines, aka drawdowns, a lot. Why? Strangely enough, most retail traders are completely happy when making money, but seem to have significant problems when losing money. You can view a selection of my articles about drawdowns HERE. Let’s take a look at drawdowns from a different perspective. Below is the incredible […]

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Could I trade a Leveraged ETF

Could I Trade a Leveraged ETF?

I received a question from a member of our Trade Long Term service and I feel it’s worth investigation. Is it possible to simplify the Trade Long Term strategy by just trading a leveraged ETF rather than the individual stocks? As I always say, let’s test it. For this exercise we’ll compare the existing Trade Long Term (TLT) strategy (monthly signals) […]

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Starting a Fund

I’ve decided to start a fund, but more on that below. For now though, lets take a look at the following chart of the Australian stock market. According to many experts it’s returned 0% since 2007. Some suggest it’s one of the worst performing markets globally. But any expert that tells you that is completely […]

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Ebbs and Flows of Trading

Everything ebbs and flows. Everything. The weather. Our moods. Politics. The stock market. And our trading accounts. Over the last few years I have got into the habit of reporting my own performance at various intervals. 2020 was a record year in my career. 2021 was also very good to me as well. 2022…well, ebb […]

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Is the Market Random or Not

Is the Market Random or Not?

There has been some major market moves recently, some of which have been historic. These moves haven’t just been equity related, indeed, commodity markets and interest rates have been excessively volatile a confluence of world events takes place. With that comes a proliferation of statistics about future market moves, specifically, “…if x happens, then the […]

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